Keep-cruising for a bruising
The press is under no legal obligation to get the administration's side of the story. The only reason the press attends briefings and makes calls to the white house before running a story is because of their own journalistic practices. It's possible this could change. Then what would this administration do?
I'm all for integrity but this administration has changed the rules Maybe the press should just report and let the president and his staff figure out a way of responding without the press feeling it is under a obligation to do so. At this point I don't think this administration deserves this kind of respect unless/until they are willing to return the same.
Things weren't always this way...